• Rafting through the Obed Wild & Scenic River gorge

    Obed

    Wild & Scenic River Tennessee

Photography Exhibit

The National Park Service turned 96 years old on August 25, 2012. In honor of this milestone, the Obed Wild and Scenic River unveiled the winners of the park's first ever photography contest. This page will feature snapshots of the winning photographs, the four categories (flora, fauna, artistic, and landscape), and the name of the artist who took the photo. Keep checking back on this page, as a new winner will be enveiled every week.

 
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Artistic Category: Aquatic Plants and Reflections by Tom Wood.
 
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Honorable Mention: Lilly Bluff Overlook by Michael Foster.
 
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Flora Category: Stewartia Ovata by Calvin R. Wenzel.
 
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Fauna Category: Luna Moth at Alley Ford by Hans Christen.
 
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Landscape Category: Sunlit River by Tom Wood.
 
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Honorable Mention Category: Boulders on Clear Creek by Tom Wood.
 
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People's Choice Category: Reflections by John Hatmaker.
 
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Honorable Mention Category: Lilly Falls by Walt Riches.
 
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People's Choice Category: Obed Early Morning by Laura Kappel.
 
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Youth Category: Nyssa Trinkle accepts congratulations from Obed Park Ranger Brett Painter upon her winning entry called "Holly."

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Obed is one of the best and most difficult whitewater regions for kayakers in the eastern United States? The difficulty chart ranges from Class II to Class IV.